National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien on June 23 received a delegation of Danish parliamentarians, led by Chairman of the Socialist People’s Party, Villy Søvndal. Kien applauded the Danish delegation’s visit, saying it would help promote exchanges, mutual understanding and cooperation between the two countries and the two legislatures as well.
The lawmaker thanked the Government and people of Denmark for the valuable support they have extended to Vietnam, noting that Denmark is currently the second largest donor of official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam amongst European nations.
He affirmed that Danish aid has been used effectively, contributing to the country’s socio-economic development and improving the living conditions of the local people.
Vietnam and Denmark are now cooperating in various fields, including legal and judicial reforms, protection of natural resources, finance and banking, the vice chairman said. However, Kien said Vietnam wishes to receive more delegations of Danish parliamentarians and entrepreneurs to increase exchanges and explore the possibility of cooperation, thereby strengthening bilateral economic, commercial and investment relations which remain modest at present.
Søvndal said he was delighted to visit Vietnam , which is in the process of development and has achieved a lot of important successes in economic development, hunger elimination and poverty reduction. The Danish legislator, who is on a five-day working visit to the Southeast Asian country until June 27, acknowledged Vietnam’s desire to beef up bilateral cooperation in infrastructure development.